“Happiness is homemade.” This simple quote encapsulates the theme behind our farmhouse dining room – make your own happiness at home. Home is truly where the heart is; and many happy memories are made while sharing a meal. So, why not give your dining room an elegantly rustic, yet homemade feel?
Don’t detract from the memories you will make in this room by creating a busy design full of color, shiny accents, and expensive furnishings. Create a relaxing ambience with simple décor – allowing the focus to be on the company you keep.
So, how did we do that with this space?
First of all, we utilized a monochromatic color palate. To keep with the rustic theme, we chose to draw colors from the tan color family – white, cream, beige, and various shades of brown are all featured in this design. The only pop of color is green. This perpetuates the farmhouse trend by bringing nature indoors and allowing environmental ambience to prevail.
In order to tie in the dramatic crystal chandelier, we decided to use elegant décor. The dining set includes chair covers and a matching table runner – dressing up the simple table and creating a majestic design. The greenery, spread across the center of the runner, adds depth and color while the tall tea light stands create varying levels of height amongst the design.
Keeping a full table setting on display provides simple and functional décor options. Imagine how bare the table would look without it! To further the simplistic design, it is wise to have a buffet table with enclosed storage in a large dining room. This allows for hidden storage of extra table settings, napkins, holiday table settings, et cetera. Plus, it fills the space with an elegant touch! Place some knick-knacks and greenery on top to carry out the natural & simplistic theme!
Black and white photos are a great way to further the classic design while filling wall space. Their simplicity doesn’t distract from the focal points of the room while their large size fills the room with art.
Add another level of elegance by painting doors! We painted these French Doors a rich shade of brown to pull focus toward the dining room table. The color change also accentuates the depth created by the inserted doorway and encourages guests to gaze out onto the front patio.
This rustic farmhouse design has many hidden features that are worthy of discussion but instead of going on and on, we’ll leave you with this:
“In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Last modified: July 7, 2017